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Seniors receive their medallions at 25th annual ceremony (photos and audio)

Seniors receive their medallions at 25th annual ceremony (photos and audio)

May 29, 2018


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Receiving medallions were 178 seniors at VMT's 25th Annual Medallion Ceremony at the Martinez Fine Arts Complex on Tuesday, May 22.

Group photo of the Class of 2018

Group photo of the Class of 2018

May 25, 2018


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The Class of 2018 had its senior photo and Senior Breakfast on Friday, May 25, 2018....

Students and teacher speak out on gun violence

Students and teacher speak out on gun violence

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


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According to TIME magazine, there have been 17 school shootings in the year 2018 alone. As a result, tensions in the country are high as parents and students alike want something to be done in order to prevent such tragedies from occurring. When asked about whether as students they feel safe in...

School shooters do not fit into a specific profile, professor says

School shooters do not fit into a specific profile, professor says

Kevin Garcia, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018


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Despite the popular perception of school shooters responding to bullying, a local university professor explains there is no way to create a specific profile of shooters. Alexis Harper, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Texas A&M International University, teaches classes in Criminology, media and...

Second Jazz in the Heights features local, out-of-town musicians (package)

Second Jazz in the Heights features local, out-of-town musicians (package)

Lauren Medellin, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

“I enjoyed hearing the crowd's response after performing with the Laredo Jazz Collective Orchestra,” said Juan Sosa. Sosa, band director at Nixon High School, said he hadn’t played in a festival since his college years. “I hadn’t performed in a jazz festival for more than 20 years. It was great. ...

People speak out on gun control and violence

People speak out on gun control and violence

Audrey Castillo, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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School is a haven for many, but whether it is safe is up for discussion.  “The uncertainty that students feel over their safety affects them emotionally and academically, with all of the mass shootings that have been occurring lately, it’s terrifying to know that students are risking their liv...

Programs hold their annual events

Programs hold their annual events

Kayla Gonzalez

May 3, 2018


Filed under School News, Showcase

Three programs held their annual events at the Laredo Center for the Arts on April 26: Visual Arts students annual show, Rumination Creative Writing Magazine's annual Unveiling, and Journalism students 22nd Annual Photography Exhibition opening reception.

Lead singer reminisces on his career

Lead singer reminisces on his career

Jazmine Trevino, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Magnet Magazine, Showcase

After nearly 5 years of being with Taken by Tides, lead vocalist, Alejandro Moreno decided to leave the band. Alejandro Moreno, 20, joined Taken by Tides, a local metalcore band, in 2013. The band consisted of six members. Moreno’s role was lead vocalist. Moreno feels the band really had its...

Commissioners Court meets at VMT

Commissioners Court meets at VMT

April 30, 2018


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Webb County Commissioners Court held its April meeting at VMT's auditorium on April 24. It is the first time they have met outside of downtown.

City turns out for gun violence protest

City turns out for gun violence protest

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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Their chants echoing along San Bernardo Avenue, students, teachers, parents, and their supporters marched from the LISD Performing Arts Center on March 24. They carried signs and demanded action against gun violence. Protestors were pleading with the lawmakers to take care of children, which is ...

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